When it comes to fighting back against injustice, a powerhouse in the movement is Lovern J. Gordon , founder and president of Love Life Now Foundation, Inc.
“We promote year-round awareness against domestic violence with the goal of bridging the gap between the shelters where women and their children go as a safe space, and what they do next,” explains Lovern, who was born and raised on the island of Trinidad till she was 15.
She was the 2010 winner of two back to back USA beauty pageants, where she used titles while promoting increased awareness on the issue of domestic abuse. The following year, she founded the Love Life Now Foundation.
Lovern herself has intimate experience with domestic violence as a 15-year child witness to it in Trinidad, and as an adult survivor of a 2-year relationship with an abusive partner in the US. “I believe the more we all talk about this painful issue publicly, the better the change that more victims of domestic violence can and will seek help,” she insists.
To that end, Lovern conducts educational workshops at high schools, college campuses, churches and job sites throughout the world. She also hosts events year-round, such as the upcoming Nov. 7, 2020 Empowerment Fashion Show, a virtual trunk show to raise funds to support domestic violence shelters that provide and emergency housing for victims and survivors.
She has shared her story and message on a plethora of news outlets including CBS This Morning, ABC‘s Cityline, the Women’s Wellness Podcast, WEZE’s 590AM Voice of Reason, and Sirius XM’s Jenny Hutt Live. She has also been featured in Huffington Post, Enterprise News, Boston Voyager, and Alisa Divine’s book, #SheWins. The Boston Celtics recognized her in their Heroes Among Us social media campaign.
To share the stories of even more women and the experience of living through domestic violence situation, Lovern founded Love Life magazine.
Learn more about this Truly Amazing Woman, and her organization, at lovelifenow.org.